The website of the Cebu Eskrima Society debunks the whole "kali" myth nicely:

http://cebueskrima.s5.com/

Especially interesting are the following articles--"New Theories on the Origins of Eskrima" by Celestino Macachor, and "The Origins of Eskrima" by Ned Nepangue, M.D., here:

http://cebueskrima.s5.com/rapid.html

And Machacor and Nepangue had finally finished their excellent book, Cebuano Eskrima--Beyond the Myth, which is available here:

http://cebueskrima.s5.com/book.html


Peace,

A_M_P

edited to fix link


Edited by MattJ (05/24/07 11:23 AM)